Category Archives: culture

COVID-19, Anti-intellectualism, and Faith

At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable

Sunday, August 4th, 2019. “Uncomfortable, Pt. 1: Lamentations” (Lamentations 1:1-10)   Sources: Dianne Bergant. Lamentations (AOTC). Nashville: Abingdon, 2003. Adele Berlin. Lamentations (OTL). Louisville: WJK, 2004. Mark J. Boda. A Severe Mercy: Sin and Its Remedy in the Old Testament. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2009. Walter … Continue reading

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A (Sort of) Book Review: Ever Ancient, Ever New

Winfield Bevins. Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019. I was incredibly excited about this one. Sometimes when you look at a book you think “this was written just for me”. That’s … Continue reading

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Ruth: God’s Lovingkindness

Krysta Szkarlat’s sermon at Centre Street from Nov. 25, 2018.

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Why Are You Downcast, O My Soul?

Sunday, November 5th, 2017.   Sources: Walter Brueggemann. Praying the Psalms: Engaging Scripture and the Life of the Spirit (Second Edition). Eugene: Cascade, 2007. Peter C. Craigie. Psalms 1-50 (WBC). Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983. Nancy deClaisse-Walford, Rolf A. Jacobson, & Beth LaNeel Tanner. The Book of … Continue reading

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Make Your Face Shine Upon Us

Sunday, October 8th, 2017.   Sources: Walter Brueggemann. Praying the Psalms: Engaging Scripture and the Life of the Spirit (Second Edition). Eugene: Cascade, 2007. Nancy deClaisse-Walford, Rolf A. Jacobson, & Beth LaNeel Tanner. The Book of Psalms (NICOT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014. John Goldingay. Isaiah (UBCS). Grand … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Praise

Sunday, September 24th, 2017.   Sources: Walter Brueggemann. Praying the Psalms: Engaging Scripture and the Life of the Spirit (Second Edition). Eugene: Cascade, 2007. Nancy deClaisse-Walford, Rolf A. Jacobson, & Beth LaNeel Tanner. The Book of Psalms (NICOT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014. John Goldingay. Psalms Volume … Continue reading

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The Gift of God

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017. “The Gift of God” (Romans 6:12-23)   Sources: James D.G. Dunn. Romans 1-8 (WBC). Milton Keynes: Word Inc, 1988. Michael J. Gorman. The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant: A (Not So) New Model … Continue reading

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Reach Out Your Hand

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017. Reach Out Your Hand (John 20:19-29)   Sources: Raymond E. Brown. The Gospel According to John XIII-XXI. (AB). Garden City: Doubleday, 1970. F.F. Bruce. The Gospel of John. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1983. Steven R. Harmon. Towards Baptist Catholicity: Essays … Continue reading

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Book Review: Paul and Gender

Cynthia Long Westfall. Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle’s Vision for Men and Women in Christ. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016. “Of making many books there is no end” (Eccl. 12:12). Sometimes this is how it feels with the debates … Continue reading

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